Top 35 universities in Ethiopia

  1. Addis Ababa University logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1950
  2. Jimma University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1983
  3. Mekelle University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1991
  4. Hawassa University logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1976
  5. Bahir Dar University logo
    Enrollment
    57,852
    Founded
    2001
  6. University of Gondar logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    46,627
    Founded
    1954
  7. Haramaya University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1954
  8. Adama Science and Technology University logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1993
  9. Arba Minch University logo
    Enrollment
    37,433
    Founded
    1986
  10. Addis Ababa Science and Technology University logo
    Enrollment
    7,104
    Founded
    2011
  11. Ambo University logo
    Founded
    2011
  12. Debre Berhan University logo
    Founded
    2007
  13. Wolkite University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    2011
  14. Semera University logo
    Founded
    2008
  15. Debre Markos University logo
    Founded
    2005
  16. Madda Walabu University logo
    Founded
    2006
  17. Wolaita Sodo University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    25,864
    Male:Female
    66:34
    Founded
    2007
  18. Jigjiga University logo
    Enrollment
    21,000
    Founded
    2007
  19. Adigrat University logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    2001
  20. Dire Dawa University logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    2006
  21. Founded
    2008
  22. Wollega University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    70%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    2007
  23. Mizan Tepi University logo
    Founded
    2006
  24. Wachamo University logo
    Founded
    2012
  25. Debre Tabor University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    56%
    Founded
    2008
  26. Unity University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1991
  27. Woldia University logo
    Founded
    2011
  28. Aksum University logo
    Founded
    2007
  29. Assosa University logo
    Founded
    2011
  30. Mekelle Institute of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Founded
    2002
  31. Wollo University logo
    Founded
    2007
  32. Founded
    2001
  33. Dilla University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    8,500
    Founded
    1996
  34. Rift Valley University logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    2000

The best cities to study in Ethiopia based on the number of universities and their ranks are Addis Ababa, Jimma, Mekelle, and Awasa.

Average cost of living for students in Ethiopia is $341 + $46-328 for rent (depends on where to live: dormitory, renting with a roommate or solo).